CHAPMANVILLE — If there ever were a “trap game” it would be this one.
The undefeated and No. 4-ranked Chapmanville Regional High School football team don’t want to fall into Mount View’s trap on Friday night as the Tigers (5-0) are scheduled to host the Golden Knights at Tiger Stadium.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
It will also be Chapmanville Regional’s annual homecoming game.
With the huge showdown ahead next week on Oct. 9 at Man in the battle of the unbeatens and with the county championship on the line, the Tigers don’t want to overlook the Golden Knights on Friday night.
Mount View comes into the game at just 1-3 after losing 42-8 two weeks ago at Independence. The Golden Knights were off last week but have some offensive weapons.
Chapmanville hopes to take care of business and head into next week’s clash with Man with an undefeated record.
The Tigers are still sky high after beating 3A county rival Logan, 43-26, at home last week.
“We couldn’t ask for anything any better,” Chapmanville coach George Barker said about his team’s huge turnaround this fall. “We’ve 5-0 after five. We’ve had a close one or two and we’ve managed to come out with wins. We’re real pleased after five but like I’ve told the kids, we haven’t done anything yet. We have to remain focused and understand what we are doing. We’re real pleased but we can’t be satisfied.”
Mount View opened the season with a 50-0 win at home over River View, then lost 48-6 at home to Man. Week 3 saw the Knights lose a 21-20 heartbreaker at Independence.
Despite the losing record, Mount View, led by Jo Jo Hayes, seems to be much improved. The program, which was solid throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, has been down for many years. Hayes scored the only touchdown against Man with a 47-yard run.
“They have a 50-0 victory under their belt, so they are doing some things right,” Barker said. “We have to understand that you can’t go by anybody’s record. They are a pretty decent football team. They’ve got good speed, skilled position players and size. They execute pretty good offensively. They are much better than they were last year. We struggled with them some early in the ballgame last year. We have to be able to execute what we do and take what we get.”
Last week, Chapmanville put away stubborn Logan in the second half after leading just 14-12 at the intermission.
CRHS senior quarterback Alex Berry was 11-for-17 passing for 148 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He ran with the ball six times for 22 yards and two TDs.
Tanner Dillon had 28 carries for 132 yards and two TDs. Jacob Dingess reeled in eight passes for 129 yards and one score. Dylan Smith had seven rushes for 97 yards and one TD and three catches for 19 yards.
On defense, Austin Butcher led Chapmanville with seven solo tackles, three assists and a blocked extra point kick. Ryan Craddock had seven solos and three assisted tackles. Timmy Bigley contributed six tackles and two assists.
“It was a great win. Any time those two teams play it’s going to be a great battle,” Barker said. “We’re very familiar with each other and I thought it was just a classic Chapmanville-Logan game.”
On the season, Berry is 63-for-91 passing for 1,076 yards with 15 TDs and three picks. Dillon has 99 rushes for 542 yards and seven TDs. Smith has another 269 yards on the ground on 23 carries and four scores.
Dingess has reeled in 32 passes for 589 yards and nine touchdowns. Smith has 15 grabs for 237 yards and one TD. Noah Dingess has nine catches for 157 yards and two scores.
Craddock leads the CRHS defense with 47 total tackles. Bigley has 42 stops, a sack and a fumble recovery. Butcher has 45 tackles, while Andy Bias has 32 total stops with two sacks and two fumble recoveries. Ricky Combs has 33 total tackles and a sack.
Dillon has had a great season as Chapmanville’s kicker and punter. He’s 24-for-27 in extra point kicks and is 2-for-3 in field goals with makes from 30 and 35 yards, the latter being the game winner at Herbert Hoover. Dillon is averaging 32.9 yards per boot.
After playing Mount View and Man next week, Chapmanville’s remaining games are three Cardinal Conference games: Oct. 16 vs. No. 11 Mingo Central (3-1), Oct. 23 at No. 7 Tolsia (5-0) and Oct. 30 at No. 19 Wayne (2-2).
The Tigers are ranked No. 7 in the state in this week’s WVMetro News Power Index. Tolsia is third. Mingo Central is sixth and Wayne 10th.
TEAM CONF. ALL PF PA
Chapmanville 4-0 5-0 214 97
Tolsia 3-0 5-0 200 102
Mingo Central 1-1 3-1 187 85
Wayne 1-1 2-2 155 146
Herbert Hoover 1-2 2-2 129 88
Scott 1-3 2-3 122 176
Sissonville 1-3 1-3 74 113
Poca 0-2 0-5 64 223
Friday, October 2 games:
Mount View at Chapmanville (Homecoming Game), 7:30 p.m.
Wayne at Mingo Central, 7:30 p.m.
Westside at Scott, 7:30 p.m.
Tolsia at Sissonville, 7:30 p.m.
Herbert Hoover at Poca, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, September 25 games:
Chapmanville 43, Logan 26
Mingo Central 53, Nitro 26
Tolsia 31, Tug Valley 14
Scott 54, Poca 15
Wayne — BYE WEEK
Sissonville — BYE WEEK
Herbert Hoover — BYE WEEK
Football Friday Night
WHAT: Mount View (1-3) at No. 4 Chapmanville (5-0), Chapmanville Regional High School Homecoming Game.
WHEN: Friday night, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Tiger Stadium, Chapmanville, W.Va.
SURFACE: Field Turf
LAST WEEK: Chapmanville won 43-26 over Logan … Mount View
RADIO: WVOW 101.9 FM, Logan, W.Va.
INTERNET STREAM: www.chapmanvilletigers.tv
Chapmanville vs. Mount View
Football Series Last 10 years
(Mount View leads 2-1)
2014: Chapmanville 40, Mount View 14
2005: Mount View 34, Chapmanville 18
2004: Mount View 43, Chapmanville 22
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1730, by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).